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Pakistan Pakistan

Currently, Pakistan’s schools are a bewildering hodgepodge of private and public systems without uniform standards. Those that maintain international standards are modeled on the limited British system. Some employ corporal punishment and rote memorization rather than fostering a sense of critical thinking and confidence required to develop leaders that consider multiple perspectives, value diversity and promote cultural understanding. Under-qualified teachers and under-funded systems mean that important development activities such as arts and music are ignored. While the world moves forward at a breathtaking pace in scientific and technological breakthroughs, most Muslim countries, including Pakistan remain well behind the curve. Nearly half of Pakistan’s one hundred eighty-five million strong population is under the age of seventeen.

In 2007, AISS opened its first school in Lahore. Today, there are one hundred and twenty-five students from pre-school through seventh grade and expected enrollment is one thousand two hundred students through twelfth grade over the next five years. In 2011, the school will begin construction of an on-campus dormitory to house faculty and students and will open ten additional schools including five in the Punjab province during 2011 and five in Sindh during 2012.

Albania Albania

In the 1990s, wars and political instability provided an opportunity for terrorist groups to infiltrate the Balkans. Analysts in the Balkans have warned of the threat where local Albanian Muslims, who have a European heritage, take part in terror activities against the West. Contributing to this stress, Albania remains one of the poorest countries in Europe. The region's continuing problems leave it vulnerable to terrorist groups in the future.

In 2011, AISS is hopeful to begin construction on thirty acres of land in the city of Kamez, Tirana to serve as the main campus in Albania. Classes are scheduled to begin in 2012.

Egypt Egypt

It embodies the heart of the Middle East and remains critical to U.S. relations with the Arab world. What happens there will surely impact the U.S. and the entire Middle East.

Egypt also has one of the lowest access rates to early education and one of the highest drop-out rates among Middle Eastern and North African countries. According to the Human Development Index (HDI), Egypt is ranked number one hundred twenty-three among countries, and seventh in the lowest ten countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa, in 2009.

In 2011, AISS is actively working with the Egyptian government and U.S. embassies to establish a school in Cairo. We are currently seeking land to build the school and hope to begin operations in the fall of 2013.

Jordan Jordan
Lebanon Lebanon
Syria Syria
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